Press/Media

(adapted from the FWA Press and Media Policies)

Fur the More is a private, membership-only event. First and foremost we are committed to the safety and security of our members.

Our organization is willing to give interviews and requests for information to or friends in the press and media prior to the convention, and we will have press memberships available to those who provide documentation of their affiliation with a known media outlet. .

Once you are granted a press membership, you will be able to pick it up at our pre-registration desk at any point during the convention. You *MUST* do this prior to any media-related activities are conducted. Please respect or attendees and our organization by picking up and wearing your event press badge at all times. If you wish to attend the event without conducting press activities, we invite you to purchase a membership to the event.

To claim your Press Membership, you will need to have the following:

  1. Two Business cards
  2. A government issued picture ID
  3. A letter on your organizations letterhead stating the nature of your story, and including contact information for your assignment editor should we need to validate your credentials before issuing you a pass.

Concessions:

There are a few concessions that will apply to your membership. When you check in you will be given a list of events you will be permitted to attend. If any other events interest you, we must gain permission of the panelist or event leader and all attendees within the space before filming/recording. This can create difficulty and an inconvenient disruption to the event. Any events that do no wish to be recorded you will not be granted access to. This includes overt and covert recording/streaming of any type.

You are permitted to conduct interviews and our staff can upon request provide you with a quiet area to conduct them. However you must indicate the possibility of needing this in your press application. We cannot guarantee an area if you have not arranged it with us ahead of time.

You will be escorted by a member of our Media Relations Department at all times while attending the convention in the course of your assignment, work, or at any time you are representing your organization. Attendees are encouraged to report to our Rangers anyone not displaying a proper badge, or being accompanied by a staff member.

You will not be permitted to intimidate, harass, or otherwise force anyone who does not wish to be interviewed or photographed to do something against their will. If someone says any variation of “No”, “go away”, “I do not consent”, or in any other form verbal or nonverbal indicates that they do not wish to be interviewed or photographed, we expect you to respect their wishes.

You may not, under any circumstances share your press badge with any other person. It is issued to you and you alone.

You may not at any time utilize any hidden cameras, microphones or other devices. You may not attempt to conceal any audiovisual recording device.

The name “Fur the More” and the Fur the More logo are trade marks of Mid-Atlantic Anthropomorphic Association, Inc., and must not be used in any fashion that disparages or dilutes that mark. You agree to remove from circulation or publication any image or recording that in the sole opinion of Mid-Atlantic Anthropomorphic Association, Inc. misrepresents or defames its trade mark, image, or reputation.

Final Thoughts:

Please note that all attendees purchasing a membership are required to sign and abide by our attendee policies while at the convention. A portion of these policies reads:

Attendees bearing a membership not specifically designated as a ‘Press Membership’ agree not to act as agents of any media organization in any way, shape, or form while attending Fur the More. This includes, but is not limited to: interviewing, photography, and audiovisual recording.”

Please respect the privacy of our attendees. Many of them are juveniles and young adults and lack the experience of talking to the media. We would greatly appreciate your cooperation in not exploiting this.

We are more than happy to let you into our private event at the risk of damaging ourselves, and our reputation. All we ask of you is to play by our rules and get the whole story while your here == Not just what will get the ratings.

To apply for a Press Membership, please fill out the following form:

Press Application Form

  Thank you.